Osteochondritis are lesions that usually cause pain and stiffness of the ankle joint and affect all age groups. Osteochondritis is caused by a twisting-type injury to the ankle. Symptoms include swelling and ankle pain. To find out if the ankle pain that you are experiencing is easily fixable, or something more serious, be sure to contact a Seattle podiatrist today.
Immobilization of the foot and ankle for a period of time usually resolves the problem. In more severe cases, however, surgery may be prescribed. During the surgery, loose fragments of cartilage and bone are removed from the ankle joint and, in some cases, small drill holes are made in the defect to stimulate new blood vessels and help form scar tissue that will fill the defect.
Do you think you may have osteochondritis?
Speak to one of our experienced Seattle podiatrists to learn more about what you're experiencing. Call (425) 678-3877 today!